HOME & GARDEN: Five signs your gate needs to be replaced

The gating on the front of your property should be in keeping with the property’s character. It also needs to be secure, especially with house break-ins on the rise. If your gates are looking a little worse for wear, here are a few signs that the…

HOME & GARDEN: How to keep up with 2020 interior trends on a budget

Find out how to keep up with 2020 interior trends if you’re on a budget.

Find out how to keep up with 2020 interior trends if you're on a budget.

HOME & GARDEN: Through the keyhole

Our new house is almost a shrine to ancient Persia with so much memorabilia adorning walls and shelves, but everything has a story. There’s a beautiful ruby red Persian rug from the city of Hamadan in the hallway, ornate teapots and glasses sit atop our units…

HOME & GARDEN: Why a garden was so important when searching for our new home

As a mum over 40 I remember the days when I spent more time outside than inside as a tot. We didn’t have the new technologies there are today that have allowed schoolchildren the stimulation that was once experienced in the great outdoors. The best memories…

A new home

I always said that we’d sell our home when we least expected it. However just before I gave birth came as a real surprise.  With recovery after little C’s birth proving difficult and my small companion insistent on waking me five times a night, I was a…

HOME & GARDEN: The money pit

Can you remember the Steven Spielberg comedy – The Money Pit? Well my husband and I could have easily starred in the sequel. The house had started falling apart as soon as we moved in. There were leaks, rotten floorboards and a broken boiler. We had…